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Popular Vancouver events that are FREE!

Friday, June 19th, 2015

There are many events and festivals to enjoy and it all starts this weekend as Summer is really here folks, plus the weather is playing ball too! Get out there and enjoy it as these events are FREE!

CAR FREE DAYS – VANCOUVER June 20th & 21st.
West EndSaturday, June 20th, Noon-6pm from Davie to Robson on Denman Street: Fun for young, old, families, couples and single folks, which includes music, artists, artisans, and lots of local community groups.

Commercial Drive – Sunday, June 21st, Noon-7pm from Venables to Grandview on Commercial Drive: Roller disco, parading drummers, healing gardens, DJs spinning beats, and all your friends and neighbours hanging out.

Main Street – Sunday, June 21st, Noon-7pm from Broadway to 30th on Main Street: Mini-festivals, community-supported stages with dozens of bands, multiple kids zones, artisan markets, roller derby, skateboarding, parkour and more!

Website: http://www.carfreevancouver.org/

National Aboriginal Day Celebrations – June 21st
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of celebration that kicks off with a traditional Coast Salish welcome, followed by a variety of Aboriginal performances, including traditional dances, storytelling and more. National Aboriginal Day is officially designated on Sunday, June 21, 2015 to coincide with the summer solstice. This is a special opportunity to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

Website: http://www.canadaplace.ca/Events/National_Aboriginal_Day_Celebration

Vancouver International Jazz Festival till July 1
While not all of the events are free, a majority of them are, giving you access to some of the best jazz acts in the city! There are endless options for free performances, including Blue Moon Marquee, Rumba Cazalda, and Karin Plato Ensemble.

Website: http://www.coastaljazz.ca/

Vancouver Buskerfest – Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28
Featuring astonishing and Diverse Street performers from all around Vancouver and all around the globe deliver comedy, circus, music and mayhem on Downtown Vancouver’s main entertainment area that is Granville Street.

Website: http://www.vancouverbuskerfest.com/

Canada Day at Canada Place – July 1st
Canada Day at Canada Place is a celebration that brings communities together to share our special bond of living in one of the greatest country’s in the world and celebrating our freedom, values and diversity. It all ends with a fantastic spectacular Fireworks display.

Website: http://www.canadaplace.ca/

Canada Day at Granville Island July 1, 10 a.m. to midnight
Canada Day on Granville Island is an all-ages event that goes from morning until late! This year, they’ll start with a pancake breakfast, then continue with jazz festivals, a street festival and a parade. The team at Granville Island encourages you to bring your kids!

Website: http://granvilleisland.com/top-things-do-kids-summer-granville-island

Stanley Park Free Outdoor Movies July 7 to August 25
The Evo Summer Cinema Series at Stanley Park is back for another year from July 7 to August 25. Expect classics like Jurassic Park, The Breakfast Club and Harry Potter. Don’t forget to arrive early to get a good spot since upwards of 5,000 people attend each screening

Website: http://www.freshaircinema.ca/summercinema/index.html

Vancouver Jazz Festival and Vancouver Art Gallery

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The Vancouver international Jazz Festival gets under way this weekend beginning on June 22nd running through till Canada day on July1st.

Now in its 27th year, this has to be the Daddy of festivals in the Vancouver Summer Calender, and what a line up they have for you this year!!!!

The Jazz festival is huge, it boasts well over 400 different artists all over the city and what is even more impressive are the headliners that have decided to make it to this years festival.

The headliners are as follows…

Ten time Grammy award Winner George Benson
Jazz vocalist Diana Reeves
Spectrum Road
Legendary Saxophonist, Wayne Shorter and The Wayne Shorter Quartet
And The Avett Brothers.

There will be various live events around the city may of them will be free of charge and will have their own festival atmosphere – be sure to check out some of the opening shows, especially the grand opening event at Robson Square, where there will be a mini two day event to kick off the proceedings in festival fashion, it will feature music, great food, children entertainers and more.

Robson Square is located right by the Vancouver Art Gallery, so why not pop your head in there too, currently Their Headline Exhibition is ‘Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters - featuring more than 45 spectacular paintings from artists such as Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Henry Matisse….

Summers here so go out there and have fun!

http://vancouverjazzfestival.ca/

http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/